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Epson Photo Stylus R300

Was cleaning print heads, and on the 4th or 5th time the printer message said service parts are at the end of their life span or something like that. So I read on here that somebody had the same problem and to hold down the power,maintenance and stop buttons for 10 seconds. That worked as far as the message goes but the printer wont print. My sister said thet she udes SSC utility but I don't know where to find it. Please I neeed help! Cheryl

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Re: Epson Photo Stylus R300

Please go to my website . I have the latest version of SSC Service Utility to download directly onto your computer and instructions on how to use it, what to click on etc etc. Click any of the Epson links if you can't find it, everything you need to know will be there, including printer Firmware resetting which sorts out a multitude of problems.

The 'maintenance required' problem with Epson printers has absolutely nothing to do with which cartridges you are using, it is a built in page counter in your printer firmware, which has a different maximum amount for each Epson model. Don't listen to old wives tales and heresay, we are the experts and it's an Epson scam to cause a lot of people to pay for maintenance or throw their printers away.
I haven't found a model that can't be reset with the latest version of SSC Serve or the manual reset on my site.

For Epson RX500 users there is also a manual reset on my site, as the SSC Serve software won't do it for you.
When using the program & choosing your printer from the list, it may have a weird name with 'x' in the model number, this is because some configurations are for many models in a series. For example, the C46 will be listed as C4x as it is for the C42, C44 & C46 models.

I hope this helps all Epson users to overcome the Epson scam of page counting and locking out until you pay their dealers money for maintenance.

If you like what I've done for Epson users, please show your appreciation by spreading the word and perhaps buying your ink from my site.

Happy trouble free printing

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Re: Epson Photo Stylus R300

Technically speaking i think the part that is nearing end of life is the cleaning section together with the pumping section. post your email adress here and ill send you the ssc utility through email

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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